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Alan Gesek

Adjunct Faculty

College of Art and Design

Alan Gesek

Adjunct Faculty

College of Art and Design

Bio

Alan Gesek is a Medical Illustrator and Adjunct Professor of Art and Design at the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. He currently is teaching several different foundational art and design classes, and collaborates with many different clients on a variety of freelance projects. Through his medical illustrations  Alan’s goals are to create stunning graphics, while helping a client or patient better understand an anatomical or scientific concept.

Currently Teaching

ITDI-301
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the creation of three-dimensional art and design in the digital realm. The course focuses on the development of visual and verbal vocabulary as a means of exploring, developing, and understanding composition and motion with digital geometry and in virtual spaces in three-dimensional software.
FDTN-121
3 Credits
This course is a structured, cumulative introduction to the basic elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Organized to create a broad introductory experience, the course focuses on the development of both a visual and a verbal vocabulary as a means of exploring, developing and understanding two-dimensional compositions. Concepts are introduced through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, research, assigned projects and critiques. The course addresses a wide variety of media, tools, techniques both traditional and technological, and theoretical concepts to facilitate skill development and experimentation with process. Visual comprehension, the ability to organize perceptions and horizontal thinking that crosses other disciplines and theories, are key foundational components to the development of problem solving skills. Accumulative aspects of the curriculum included the exploration of historical and cultural themes and concepts intertwined with aspects of personal interpretation and experience.
FDTN-122
3 Credits
This course is the second semester of a sequential, structured introduction to the basic elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Organized to create a broad introductory experience, students will build upon the visual and a verbal vocabulary, media, techniques, skill development and processes acquired during the fall semester. This term will also focus on the comprehensive exploration of color theory as well as dealing with conceptualization and more advanced issues related to problem solving. Accumulative aspects of the curriculum included the exploration of historical and cultural themes and concepts intertwined with aspects of personal interpretation and experience.
IDEA-150
1 - 3 Credits
This course will introduce students to selected topics in the areas of art and design. The course content will vary according to topic. A topic course description will be published each term the course is offered. Students may take this course multiple times with different topics.
ILLM-507
3 Credits
Students will learn to use industry-standard raster and vector illustration software to create graphics of medical subjects. Students will also use page layout applications to combine digital images with text and other graphic elements. Course work emphasizes creation of illustrations to support medical education and publishing.
ILLM-516
3 Credits
This is the second of two courses on the development of student-created interactive media designed to assist in the teaching of medicine and allied health. The course will build off the foundation created in Contemporary Media 1. At the completion of this course, students will be able to create advanced topics in two-dimensional computer illustration, animation, and interactive media for instruction in medicine and allied health.

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